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Battery startup Sila Nano powers up with fresh funding, new executives – SFBT

Sila Nanotechnologies scored $45 million in funding and named two former executives of Tesla and SunPower to its executive team as ramps up production on its lithium-ion battery materials business.

Posted by david on Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019
Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty – Techcrunch

Sila Technologies, the battery materials company that has partnered with BMW and Daimler, landed $45 million in new funding and hired two high-profile executives, including Kurt Kelty, who led the battery cell team at Tesla for more than a decade.

Posted by david on Monday, Nov 04, 2019
Daimler-Backed Battery Startup Raises Funds, Hires Tesla Veteran – Bloomberg

The $45 million investment from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board brings the company’s total funding to $340 million, including an earlier contribution from Daimler AG. Daimler and BMW are automotive partners.

Posted by david on Monday, Nov 04, 2019
Sila Nanotechnologies builds out leadership team and secures $45M financing

Solar Industry Veteran Bill Mulligan and Former Tesla Battery Director Kurt Kelty Join as Company Focuses on Ramping up Production Volume

Posted by dirango on Monday, Nov 04, 2019
It’s All in the Batteries: What the Future of Electric Vehicles Looks Like – Observer

“The future of transportation will see electrification, ridesharing and autonomy all intertwined,” said Gene Berdichevsky, the CEO and co-founder of Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery materials company that has developed a silicon-based chemistry that increases battery storage by 20-40%.

Posted by dirango on Monday, Oct 21, 2019
A black powder for electric cars – Frankfurter Allgemeine

Batteries are the most valuable part of an electric car – and one of the major weak points. One of the first Tesla employees has founded a new company that seeks to change that – and it is making German car manufacturers sit up and listen.

Posted by dirango on Monday, Aug 19, 2019
He Was Employee Number 7 At Tesla And Now Has Built A $1 Billion Business That Makes Your Phone Or Car Run Longer. – Forbes

Gene Berdichevsky was one of the early team members at Tesla. Now he’s building his own unicorn startup, Sila Nanotechnologies, which is valued at over $1 billion. One which looks like it will fuel every way you travel from the road to being in the air.

Posted by dirango on Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
How Do You Put a Plane Engine in a Car? – Scientific American

High-risk design trials could create superefficient vehicles.

Posted by dirango on Thursday, Jul 11, 2019
Progress Through Powder – Autohersteller

Daimler has acquired a minority interest in a US specialist in battery materials. The car company also secured a seat on the Board of Directors.

Posted by dirango on Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019
Watt It Takes: Creating a Battery Unicorn by Learning From Previous Cleantech Busts – GreenTech Media

Sila Nanotechnologies CEO Gene Berdichevsky on the long path to creating a better lithium-ion battery.

Posted by dirango on Monday, Jun 24, 2019